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Out of the Rabbit Hole

By Sheri Bloom and Suzanne Mouton-Odum, PhD

Rating: ★★★★½ 

OUT OF THE RABBIT HOLE clearly explains what OCD is, how it damages a person’s life and well-being, and how it can be fought through cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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I, Paris

By Rick Garnett

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

To understand the significance of this novel, readers should first be familiar with the basics of Paris’s role in the Trojan War of Greek mythology. Paris has often been portrayed as “weak, almost effeminate,” as author Rick Garnett states in his introduction. In this novel, there’s an attempt to humanize him.

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By Blood

By Tracy E. Banghart

Rating: ★★★★★ 

This is a thoughtful, funny, intense work of young adult fiction that takes the reader on a journey through the streets of Oxford, exploring everything from the passion of summer romance to the mystic appeal of the ancient druids.

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Bad Boyfriends

By Jeb Kinnison

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Author Jeb Kinnison applies attachment theory to relationships in order to advise the reader on how to find personality types that suit them well in a loving partnership.

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Field of Vision

By Michael Jarvis

Rating: ★★★★½ 

FIELD OF VISION is the lyrical, simmering story of a jaded photographer occasionally named Jake who, at age 27, is unafraid to take pictures of a man who threatens to kill him.

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Dead Soul Mary

By M.J. Winn

Rating: ★★★★★ 

A deadly virus is making the rounds, spread by a psychopath loosed on the world by a legal technicality, a virus that affects everyone it comes in contact with, bringing violence and horror to an unspeakable level.

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Tiger’s Promise

By Colleen Houck

Rating: ★★★★½ 

In a far away land, a young girl named Yesubai is raised under the control of her father. He is a man great magical abilities, a violent temper and an insatiable hunger for power that make him a dangerous man. But unbeknownst to him, Yesubai, has powers of her own.

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The Undelightened

By Bentz Deyo

Rating: ★★★★½ 

The year leading up to Leam’s eighteenth birthday has been disastrous. He failed to Delighten on his seventeenth birthday, which means he also failed to take his place amongst the magical Dark that is his birthright.

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Shattered Veil

By Tracy E. Banghart

Rating: ★★★★½ 

A young woman must find her strength and her courage when drawn into the midst of a war.

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The Iron Sword

By Jocelyn Fox

Rating: ★★★★½ 

A young woman’s desire to help her friend draws her into Fae warfare and politics, and the discovery of her own destiny.

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Assured Destruction

By Michael F. Stewart

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Janus Rose is in some ways the typical sixteen-year-old; she’s smart as a whip with computers. When she makes use of a number of old computer hard drives that should have been destroyed, Janus finds herself in the middle of trouble so serious that not even she could have anticipated, and digging herself out has the potential to make things even worse.

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Fiat

By Jeffrey Schlaman

Rating: ★★★★½ 

FIAT is a brilliant novel, written with sly humor and intellect. The writing can really make you laugh while satirizing current economic and political trend.